Lightning Girl by Alesha Dixon
10-year-old Aurora Beam lives at home with her utterly unremarkable family… until the day she sees her little sister being picked on in the playground and suddenly beams of light shoot out of her fingers! It’s time for her parents to drop a life-changing bombshell. Mum is a secret superhero, fighting crime across the globe while Dad looks after the kids at home. As Aurora’s own powers come into play, will she be able to balance her new super skills training with school? Will she be able to keep it all a secret from her friends? And when her mum’s evil twin pops up, will Aurora think that being a super VILLAIN might be more fun…?
Why it's on The Cornrow?
Selected by Sadé Ajana.
The Sadé of Sadé Magazine is our Children's Book Curator and she has selected this book for young readers.
Aurora is a normal teenage girl, who goes to school, has siblings and a dog called Kimmy or is she? When Aurora finally finds out her WHOLE family has passed down light powers from her great great great ancestors. She starts thinking, how can she be a hero when she can’t even do a cartwheel? With practice and time Aurora will train to defeat her very first Super Villain!
Written by the one and only Alesha Dixon with help from Katy Birchall this amazing book happens to be the book that will fit your empty space in your bookshelf!
Rating 5/5 For its funny, high voltage adventure.